The Defeat of Reason: is physics meant to explain or predict? | Curio

The Defeat of Reason: is physics meant to explain or predict?

45 mins | Jul 23, 2018

Are our beliefs formed from whatever feels comforting or what is most likely to be true? Tim Maudlin, writing in Boston Review, considers how different scientific revolutions redefine what it means to have a reasonable theory. Examining Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer and Kuhn - can physics explain or predict?

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From Boston Review